Okay I needed a place to vent about the Shadowhunters TV show and I figured what better place than my blog? Where I can write more than 140 characters. If you haven’t read all of The Mortal Instrument s series and are just watching the TV show then stop reading here because there will probably be spoilers for you. Or stop reading if you haven’t finished TMI series yet.
I’ve only seen three episode and I zoned out of two of them because I was kind of bored. I did like the first episode so I don’t know what changed from that one to the second but I just kept missing parts. I figured I’d read the books, it wasn’t like I’d missed much.
But the acting is so cringe worthy at times and the writing doesn’t help. Some of the lines are so bad. When Clary was under some kind of vamp spell or whatever and trying to be all sexy it just made me cringe. Her voice! Ugh.
And then there’s Jace… I have to admit that Domonic is a better Jace for me on some ways but it’s like he’s missing the biggest part of what makes Jace, Jace and that’s his sarcasm and sense of humor. They’re missing. He’s not funny or sarcastic at all. And he’s less cocky too. It’s like they’ve taken his Herondale gene (see spoilers) and replaced it with something else. Jace and Will are so much alike in the books but now I can’t see it.
I think the only character that’s the same as the books is Simon. I don’t know if it’s because the actor read all the books or he’s just connected with his character the way the others haven’t but he pretty much has Simon nailed. He’s just as annoying in the show as he is in the books.
As for Izzy, I don’t remember her being as slutty and accepting of Clary in the books as she is in the show. Yes, she dressed in clingy/revealing clothes but she would not turn up to a vampire nest in tight dress and not in her gear. She’s a shadowhunter, not a hooker. And I don’t think she ever used sex to get information out of someone. If she did, it wasn’t mentioned or I can’t remember. I do remember that she didn’t just accept Clary and make her feel welcome, she doesn’t trust easy so it was kind of expected.
I don’t know if I want to keep watching. I don’t want the show to ruin the characters and books for me because I love the books. I don’t know if I can sit through more of these cringe worthy episodes waiting for it to get better…
Okay, I think the rant is over. For now. If I do continue watching there may be another post. Who knows, I may just decide to give it up and watch shows with actors that don’t over act and a script that’s not so cheesy.
Anyway, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the show so far.